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Redwoods Magazine Autumn/Winter 2022

Welcome to the Resilient Future Edition of Redwoods — Winter 2022

In this Resilient Future Edition, we spotlight how we are advancing toward a more resilient future. We present the opportunity to protect Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve, help it heal and grow, and create welcoming and memorable shared experiences for our communities. We continue to sound the alarm for the urgent threats of climate change and severe wildfires to the remaining giant sequoia groves, and we support the Save Our Sequoias Act as a proactive and necessary answer to the emergency. Learn how, together, we are protecting and restoring the forests at scale and connecting all of us with their peace and beauty.

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President and CEO
Sam Hodder

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Editorial Director
Jennifer Benito-Kowalski

Director of Communications and Editor
Garrison Frost

Senior Manager of Marketing Communications and Managing Editor
Jennifer Charney

Writer/Storyteller and Editor
Dana Viloria

Print Art Direction and Design
Day Projects

Digital Marketing Manager
Marcos Castineiras

Digital Marketing Specialist
Caleb Castle

Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish. Your donations help us purchase redwood forests and the surrounding lands needed to nurture them; regenerate logged forests so they become spectacular havens for future generations; study how to best protect and restore these global treasures; and connect all people with these magical places.


Jennifer Benito-KowalskiJennifer Benito-Kowalski joined Save the Redwoods League in 2007 as the director of outreach and is now the League’s chief marketing and communications officer.
Monica Binetti and Erin ClosmoreMonica Binetti and Erin Closmore are the co-creators of @bayarea.galventures, an Instagram page dedicated to inspiring others to explore the natural beauty of California and beyond.
Jen CharneyJennifer Charney, senior manager of marketing communications, leads the production of many Save the Redwoods League publications. She brings a lifelong love of nature to her role.
Max ForsterMax Forster is a coast redwood enthusiast and photographer based in Humboldt County, California. His work has been published by American Forests and various online outlets.
Garrison FrostGarrison Frost joined Save the Redwoods League in 2019 as its director of communications.
Juliet GrableJuliet Grable is a writer based in Southern Oregon. Her work has been published in Sierra, Audubon, Earth Island Journal, and other national and regional publications. Photo by Brint Borgilt.
Sam HodderSam Hodder joined Save the Redwoods League as its president and CEO in 2013. He brings more than 25 years of conservation experience in California, Oregon, Washington, New Hampshire, and Maine to guide the League into its second century of protecting redwood forestland.
Stanley ShawStanley Shaw joined the League as Conservation Programs Assistant in 2020. He enjoys combining his passion for the redwoods with his longtime hobby of photography.
Dana ViloriaDana Viloria joined Save the Redwoods League in 2019 as writer/storyteller and editor. In addition to amplifying people’s stories in nature, she loves building community in the outdoors.